HCISPP – The Healthcare Security Certification

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Become an HCISPP – HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner

This credential will be sunset. The HCISPP will be designated inactive effective December 1, 2026. Learn more: https://www.isc2.org/notice/HCISPP-Sunset

Earning the HCISPP healthcare cybersecurity certification is a proven way to build your career and show employers you’re on the forefront of protecting patient health information and navigating a complex regulatory environment.

The HCISPP is the only certification that combines cybersecurity skills with privacy best practices and techniques. It demonstrates you have the knowledge and ability to implement, manage and assess security and privacy controls to protect healthcare organizations using policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at ISC2.

Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain support from a community of cybersecurity leaders here to help you throughout your professional journey.

HCISPP Quick Glance


Shows the ability to implement, manage and assess security and privacy controls to protect healthcare organizations.


Domain 1. Healthcare Industry

Domain 2. Information Governance in Healthcare

Domain 3. Information Technologies in Healthcare

Domain 4. Regulatory and Standards Environment

Domain 5. Privacy and Security in Healthcare

Domain 6. Risk Management and Risk Assessment

Domain 7. Third-Party Risk Management

HCISPP Exam Outline
2 Years
Required Work Experience
ANAB Accredited
ISO/IEC Standard 17024
U.S. DoD 8570.1
Approved by Department of Defense

Your Pathway to Certification

Who Earns the HCISPP?

The HCISPP is ideal for information security professionals charged with guarding protected health information (PHI), including those in the following positions:

  • Compliance Officer
  • Information Security Manager
  • Privacy Officer
  • Compliance Auditor
  • Risk Analyst
  • Medical Records Supervisor
  • Information Technology Manager
  • Privacy and Security Consultant
  • Health Information Manager
  • Practice Manager

Work in government? See how the HCISPP meets the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 8570.1.

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